About the Moynihan Prize

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize was created in 2007 to honor one of the AAPSS's distinguished fellows, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Senator Moynihan had a uniquely substantial influence over social policy and social science in the 20th century, and this prize recognizes social scientists, public officials, and civic leaders who carry on the late senator’s legacy of using informed judgment to advance the public good.

In 2013, the AAPSS began hosting an annual public lecture given by that year’s winner on a topic of their choosing. Delivered in Washington, DC, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture on Social Science and Public Policy is an opportunity for some of the nation’s most influential public intellectuals to speak out about the world’s pressing challenges.

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